30+ Thought-Provoking Friedrich Nietzsche Quotes That Will Enlighten You

ThoughtProvoking Friedrich Nietzsche Quotes

18. “To recognize untruth as a condition of life–that certainly means resisting accustomed value feelings in a dangerous way; and a philosophy that risks this would by that token alone place itself beyond good and evil.”

19. “What is good? All that heightens the feeling of power, the will to power, power itself. What is bad? All that is born of weakness. What is happiness? The feeling that power is growing, that resistance is overcome.”

20. “The lonely one offers his hand too quickly to whomever he encounters.”

The Lonely One Offers His Hand Too Quickly

21. “A man who wills commands something within himself that renders obedience, or that he believes renders obedience.”

22. “It may be that until now there has been no more potent means for beautifying man himself than piety: it can turn man into so much art, surface, play of colors, graciousness that his sight no longer makes one suffer.—”

23. “The familiarity of superiors embitters one, because it may not be returned.”

24. “And life confided the secret to me: behold, it said, l am that which must always overcome itself.”

25. “You have no idea what a charming memory you are to me.”

You have no idea what a charming memory

26. “The mother of excess is not joy but joylessness.”

27. “In good company one must never want to be entirely and solely right, which is what all pure logic wants […].”

28. “We know that the destruction of an ideal does not necessarily produce a truth, but only one more piece of ignorance; it is the extension of our ‘empty space,’ an increase in our ‘waste.”

29. “Something might be true, even if it were also harmful and dangerous in the highest degree; indeed, it might be part of the essential nature of existence that to understand it completely would lead to our own destruction. The strength of a person’s spirit would then be measured by how much “truth” he could tolerate, or more precisely, to what extent he ‘needs’ to have it diluted, disguised, sweetened, muted, falsified.”

30. “And once you are awake, you shall remain awake eternally”

And Once You Are Awake

31. “And when a person goeth through fire for his teaching — what doth that prove! It is more, verily, when out of one’s own burning cometh one’s own teaching!”

32. “Similes, are all names of good and evil; they do not speak out, they only hint. A fool who seeketh knowledge from them!”

33. “Spirit is life which itself cutteth into life: by its own torture doth it increase its own knowledge,–did ye know that before?”

34. “Would that I were wiser! Would that I were wise from the very heart, like my serpent!
But I am asking the impossible. Therefore do I ask my pride to go always with my wisdom!
And if my wisdom should some day forsake me:– alas! it loveth to fly away!–may my pride then fly with my folly!”

35. “There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophy.”

There Is More Wisdom In Your Body

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